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" What would we really know the meaning of? The meal in the firkin; the milk in the pan; the ballad in the street... "
Nature: Addresses, and Lectures - Page 91
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 372 pages
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Jean Jacques Rousseau: The Politics of the Ordinary

Tracy B. Strong - 2002 - 201 pages
...remote, the romantic. ... I embrace the common. I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low, and you may have the antique and future worlds. What would we really know the meaning of? RW Emerson, The American Scholar The natural is always the historical. Martin Heidegger, What Is Called...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - 2007 - 344 pages
...one day gives, another takes." — George "Give me today, and take tomorrow." — St. John Chrysostom "Give me insight into today, and you may have the antique and future worlds." — Nietzsche "For there is no day however beautiful which has not its night." — Anonymous "Many...
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The Attention Economy: Understanding the New Currency of Business

Thomas H. Davenport, John C. Beck - 2001 - 255 pages
...attention in the new economy, attention measurement will be everywhere. Every performer, Overheard. "Give me insight into today and you may have the antique and future worlds." Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The American Scholar" author, sports star, and politician will be painfully aware...
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Minding American Education: Reclaiming the Tradition of Active Learning

Martin Bickman - 2003 - 182 pages
...value of applying intelligence and extracting wisdom from the minute particulars of our quotidian life: "What would we really know the meaning of? The meal...news of the boat; the glance of the eye; the form and gait of the body" (p. 69). He moves from external objects to our very modalities of knowing and experiencing....
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Emerson's Transcendental Etudes

Stanley Cavell, David Justin Hodge - 2003 - 277 pages
...worldwide shrinking of the spirit. In the passage we have taken from "The American Scholar," Emerson says, "Give me insight into today, and you may have the antique and future worlds." In Nature he had said, "Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous."...
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A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 392 pages
...Arabia; what is Greek art, or Provencal minstrelsy; I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low. Give me insight into...the glance of the eye; the form and the gait of the body;—show me the ultimate reason of these matters; show me the sublime presence of the highest spiritual...
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Understanding Charles Johnson

Gary Storhoff - 2004 - 255 pages
...Scholar" (1837), for a writer to illuminate the wondrous possibilities of the mundane and the ordinary: "What would we really know the meaning of? The meal...glance of the eye; the form and the gait of the body." 18 Charles Johnson's Syncretistic Self In his book Religion in the Making, the philosopher Alfred North...
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Thoreau's Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue

Philip Cafaro - 2010 - 288 pages
...knowledge of self, nature, and God. "What would we really know the meaning of?" he asks, and answers: "The meal in the firkin; the milk in the pan; the...street; the news of the boat; the glance of the eye Man is surprised to find that things near are not less beautiful and wondrous than things remote. ....
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The Mirror and the Veil: An Overview of American Online Diaries and Blogs

Viviane Serfaty - 2004 - 144 pages
...Arabia; what is Greek art. or Provencal minstrelsy; I embrace the common. I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low. Give me insight into...to-day, and you may have the antique and future worlds. (Emerson 1849). Emerson asserts that the familiar, the trivial, the commonplace are precisely what...
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Tales from the Easel: American Narrative Paintings from Southeastern Museums ...

2004 - 204 pages
...minstrelsy: I embrace the common. I explore and sit at (he feet of the faimliar. the low. Give me insight mto today. and you may have the antique and future worlds. What would we really know the meaning of?" he asked. and famously answered: "The meal in the Hrkin: the milk in the pan: the ballad in the street."51...
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